Bo Tourism, Sierra Leone

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Bo, also commonly referred to as Bo Town, is the second largest city in Sierra Leone (after Freetown) and the largest city in the Southern Province. Bo is the capital and administrative center of Bo District. The city of Bo had a population based on the 2010 estimate of 215,474, and current estimates of approximately 306,000. Bo is an urban center, and lies approximately 160 miles (250 km) east south-east of Freetown. After Freetown, Bo is the leading financial, educational, commercial and urban center of Sierra Leone. The city of Bo is one of Sierra Leone's six municipalities and is locally governed by a directly elected city council, known as the Bo City Council, headed by a mayor. The Mayor and members of the Bo City Council are directly elected every fours years in a municipal election. The current mayor of Bo is Harold Logie Tucker of the Sierra Leone People's Party, who was elected mayor with 69.7% of the votes in the 2012 Bo Mayoral election. The city is the primary home of Njala University, the second largest university in Sierra Leone, after the Fourah Bay College. Bo is also home to the Bo Government Secondary School, commonly known as Bo School, which is one of the biggest and most prominent secondary schools in West Africa. The school has a history of producing some of Sierra Leone's most gifted students. The city is home to the Bo Stadium, the second largest stadium in Sierra Leone, and is mostly used for football matches Bo is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Sierra Leone. The city is home to a significant population of many of Sierra Leone's ethnic groups, with no single ethnic group forming a majority. Bo is the principal home of the Mende people, who form the plurality of the city's population. The Krio language is the most widely spoken language in Bo and is used as the primary language of communication in the city. The city's population is religiously diverse, primarily among Muslims and Christians.


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Facts and Stats for Bo*

  • Cost for Essentials in Bo

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bo

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 26.58 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 59.06 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 22.15 USD

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